| Taylor Wendler
800m: 2:20.66 | 1,500m: 4:36.83 | Mile: 4:56.56 | 3,000m: 9:59.60 | 5,000m: 17:25.48
Cross Country - Competed in seven meets ... UK's No. 5 finisher for much of the year, including a 54th-place showing at the SEC Championships, helping UK to a third place finish at the Conference Meet, which was the team's best finish at SECs since 2002 ... Season-best 6,000-meter time, 21:56.70, came at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship ... Best 5k time of the season, 17:35.3, came in 14th-place finish at Bluegrass Invitational in Lexington, Ky.
Red shirted the year.
Outdoor - Competed once outdoors in 2012 at 1,500 meters running 4:52.77 at the USF Bulls Invitational.
Indoor - Competed in the mile, 3,000 and 5,000 meters ... 5K PR 17:25.48 came at the UW Husky Classic ... Ran a 5K PR 17:25.48 at the UW Husky Classic ... Mile season-best 5:15.44 came at the Kentucky Invitational ... Season-best 3K time 10:06.16 was recorded at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet.
Cross Country- Began the season with two-consecutive top-15 performances ... Came in at 14:35.73 over 4K for a 13th place finish at the Belmont-Vanderbilt XC Opener ... Crossed the line with an eighth-place time of 18:58.45 over 5K at the Tennessee Invitational ... Added a season-best 5K performance at the Greater Louisville Invitational with a time of 18:50.86 ... Finished the season on a high note with a season-best 6K time of 21:59.50 at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships.
Outdoor- Led the Wildcats in the 3,000m run with a team season-best time of 10:15.04 ... Competed in the 800m, 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m runs ... Earned her fastest time in the 800m run at the Border Battle ... Competed at the Florida Relays, finishing with her season-best time in the 1,500m run ... Ran her season-best time in the 5,000m run at the Payton Jordan Invite.
Indoor- Finished with Kentucky's second best time for the season in the one-mile run and 3,000m run ... Best run in the one-mile came at the Rod McCravy meet ... Best run in the 3,000m came at the Husky Classic.
Cross Country- Recorded her best time of the season in the 5K (17:43.11) at the Greater Louisville Invitational ... Had the best time on the team at the Greater Louisville Invitational, and finished in 28th place overall ... Crossed the finish line with the best time on the team at the Blue Ridge Open and finished in 15th place overall ... Had the best or second best time on the team in five of six races ... Finished in seventh place overall at the San Francisco Invitational and the Iona College Meet of Champions ... Finished the SEC Championship in 30th place with a time of 21:51.27, her top time on the season in a 6K race ... Had five top-30 finishes on the year.
A three time cross country league champion (2006, 2007, 2008) ... Led indoor track team to four straight league championships ... Led indoor track team to three section 3 championships (2007,2008,2010) ... a three time outdoor track league champion (2007,2008,2010) ... a three time outdoor track section 3 champion (2007,2008,2009) ... finished fifth in the indoor track 4xmile at NCIC National Championship (2009) ... named to the Footlocker cross-country All-Northeast regional team (2009) ... placed third in the state, fourth in the federation in the 3000 meter state championships (2010) ... finished first in DMR at NSIC National Championships (2010) ... placed third in the mile at the NSIC national Championships (2010) ... finished fourth in the outdoor track 4x mile at New Balance Nationals (2010) ... holds the indoor track school records for the 1500, 1600, mile, 3000, DMR (anchor), 4x800 (anchor) ... holds the indoor track section 3 record for DMR (anchor) ... holds the outdoor track school records in the 3000, DMR (anchor), 4xmile (anchor), SMR (anchor) ... holds the outdoor track section 3 records for SMR (anchor), 4xmile (anchor) ... honored with the NY State Scholar Athlete Award (for all 12 sports seasons participated in) for maintaining a 90% GPA during their sports seasons ... member of the Honor Society and the Math Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Marie Wendler ... Born July 15, 1992 ... Parents are Michael and Carol Wendler ... Was coached by Curtis Merrick at Cicero-North Syracuse ... Earned varsity letters from 9th grade onwards ... Major is accounting.